Israel's next battlefield - Defeating Palestinian incitement on social media

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 29, 2015 07:02

The Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that it is creating a new division whose mandate will be to combat what it calls "Palestinian incitement on social media."

The office, which will operate under the direction of Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotoveli, will be charged with providing "a quick, efficient response that can reduce the level of incitement on social media."

"This recent wave of Palestinian terrorism has been characterized by attacks committed by young terrorists whose age ranges from 11 to 21," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "According to figures provided by the defense establishment, these youths were directly influenced by incitement seen on social media."

"Incitement on social media is readily available and in most cases there is no oversight when it comes to the content published there," the statement read.


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